This weekend will be been packed full of exciting high school soccer competition, as Huntsville plays host to the state championships at John Hunt Park. And the city has learned that it will continue to host the AHSAA soccer championships for a few more years to come.
This is great news for the city for a number of reasons, and further establishes Huntsville as Alabama’s premier soccer city.
2023 AHSAA State Soccer Championships
The Huntsville Sports Commission announced that the city will continue to host the AHSAA soccer championships through 2027. The championships happening this weekend at John Hunt Park mark the 22nd time Huntsville has hosted the event.
“The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Soccer Tournament brings some of the most talented athletes in our state to Huntsville. Having AHSAA award the championships through 2027 affirms our commitment to being a premier sports destination. We extend a big Huntsville welcome to these student athletes and their families and wish them luck in the upcoming competition.”Mayor Tommy Battle
This weekend, The 2023 AHSAA State Soccer Championship Tournament will feature 40 different teams, including four local teams from the Huntsville/Madison County area: Westminster Christian Academy (4A Girls & Boys), Huntsville High (7A Boys), Randolph (6A Girls) and Sparkman (7A Girls).
The Homewood High girls’ team and Daphne High boys’ team are the only teams to return with a chance of winning back-to-back championships.
The tournament begins today with semifinal action and continues through Saturday with the championship games. The schedule of games can be found on the AHSAA website.
Future AHSAA soccer championships
With the AHSAA soccer championships remaining in Huntsville for the next few years, we know that future championships will be played at the new John Hunt Park Championship Field complex (estimated to be completed in spring 2024).
However, future championship games may also be held at the newly renovated Joe Davis Stadium. The “Joe” will re-open next week and will host the Huntsville City Football Club’s first home game May 19.
An open house is scheduled at Joe Davis Stadium Tuesday, May 16, so people can see the $34 million renovation project.